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    can language be born in culture?

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    Can language be born in culture? And can culture be an indispensable part of culture?

    Is this correct?

    I think when we are learning a new language, we should learn about the culture in which that language was born. Culture is an indispensable part of any language.

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    Re: can language be born in culture?

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Can language be born in culture? And can culture be an indispensable part of culture?
    Those questions don't make sense. Did you write them?

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    Re: can language be born in culture?

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    Those questions don't make sense. Did you write them?
    Yes. They are not the questions. I meant to say if it is correct to say a language is born in a culture. I guess I should simply ask this: Are these sentences correct?

    I think when we are learning a new language, we should learn about the culture in which that language was born. Culture is an indispensable part of any language.

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    Re: can language be born in culture?

    English is used in countries with different cultures.

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    Re: can language be born in culture?

    Yes. But imagine you want to learn French. I think knowing about French culture would be really helpful. Is the sentence correct in terms of vocabulary and grammar?

    I think when we are learning a new language, we should learn about the culture in which that language was born. Culture is an indispensable part of any language.

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    #6

    Re: can language be born in culture?

    How about culture[s] in the first sentence? They do, for instance, speak French in parts of Belgium.

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    #7

    Re: can language be born in culture?

    No, languages are not born. Natural languages, anyway. They arise. They develop.

    And yes, understanding a culture where a language developed or where it is used can help to understand.

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    Re: can language be born in culture?

    Examples are easy to find, and instructive.

    In English, we have a quick and easy distinction between say girlfriend and fiancee. The two words indicate different levels of commitment in the relationship.

    My understanding is that in Spanish a long circumlocution in needed to draw this distinction, because there is only one word for both, namely novia. The culture of Spanish-speaking countries seems to assume that marriage is contemplated in any dating relationship.

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    Re: can language be born in culture?

    There are lots of problems here. The words born and indispensable are both completely wrong.

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    Re: can language be born in culture?

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Can language be born in culture? And can culture be an indispensable part of culture?
    Are you sure that the word in red above was the word you meant to write?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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